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For Rogers, farming is a calling and a way of life. He says continuing financial pressure is threatening the survival of dairy farmers and the landscape of New England. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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As Milk Prices Decline, Worries About Dairy Farmer Suicides Rise

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Tom Brady celebrates after the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Patriots' Success Encourages Larger-Than-Life Expectations

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Ezzard Turner, a dean at the City on a Hill Circuit Street charter school in Boston, returns students' phones after locking them in pouches for the school day. A new policy at the school aims to literally contain distractions by requiring the phones to stay locked up until dismissal time. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

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Cardinal Bernard Law (right) speaks with unidentified prelates as he attends Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2013. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Bernard Law, Former Archbishop Of Boston, Dies In Rome At 86

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Five years ago, Avielle Richman, 6, was shot in her first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Jeremy Richman/Courtesy Richman Family hide caption

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A Newtown Family's Campaign To Change How We Think About Violence

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Scientists Work To Stop Violence After Losing Their Child In Newtown

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Tatiana Curran, right, and her boyfriend Jake Cowen-Whitman say their three-year relationship is an anomaly amongst their peers. But they readily concede that even they have serious issues around intimacy. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat

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Recent news stories suggest some human resource departments failed to adequately respond to sexual harassment issues. seb_ra/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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When It Comes To Sexual Harassment Claims, Whose Side Is HR Really On?

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Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

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Meghan Downey, 22, a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, protests outside an Arlington, Va., auditorium after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about campus sexual assault. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

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Betsy DeVos Signals Rollback Of Obama Policies On Campus Sexual Assault

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For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

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Jewish Leaders Say Anti-Semitism Around The Nation Is A Disturbing Trend

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